PM says he will neither resign nor dissolve parliament

July 11th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Dr Surapong

Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej confirmed to members of the People Power party (PPP) that he will neither resign nor dissolve the parliament to escape the ongoing political problems.

After meeting party MPs, PPP Secretary-General Surapong Suebwonglee quoted Mr Samak’s on the latter\’s stance that the PM will neither quit nor dissolve the parliament to avoid mounting political pressures. Dr Surapong says the meeting did not discuss a Cabinet reshuffle but admits that the government needs to appoint new ministers to replace three ministers who had resigned. The three ministers include Foreign Affairs Minister Noppadon Pattama, Minister attached to the Office of the Prime Minister Jakrapob Penkair, and Minister of Public Health Chaiya Sasomsab. However, he says he does not know when the appointments will take place as they depend on the premier.

Meanwhile, PPP Spokesman Kuthep Saikrachang (กุเทพ ใสกระจ่าง) says the premier called on the party members to be confident in his administration and affirmed that he would consult with them before making any political decisions. He also requested them to be united.

The spokesman also says the party will resolve the ongoing political problems step by step and the premier will talk about results of the party meeting today during his weekly TV show on NBT this Sunday.

ource : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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